Manufacturing Accidents Explained By A Vermont Work Injury Lawyer
Employees who work in the manufacturing and industrial sector of the economy face many perils at work, and our Vermont work injury lawyer work hard on their behalf. The most recent statistics indicate that nearly 500,000 manufacturing workers are injured in workplace accidents every year. There are countless types of injuries that can occur at industrial worksites or manufacturing facilities, and Joe Galanes can file workers compensation claims on behalf of injured manufacturing employees.
Common Manufacturing Injuries
Workers in the industrial, manufacturing, and warehouse industries face many dangers every day. They are surrounded by heavy machinery, chemicals, and power tools that can cause life-threatening or permanently disabling injury. At Galanes Law, we have handled many complex injury claims for workers including:
- Repetitive motion injuries caused by jobs that require constant sitting, bending, stooping or reaching.
- Broken bones, stress fractures and torn ligaments or tendons.
- Slip and fall accidents
- Permanent disabilities such as paralysis, paraplegia, quadriplegia or traumatic brain injuries
- Falling object accidents
- Back injuries such as spondylolisthesis, osteoarthritis, vertebral fracture, and herniated discs.
Types of Benefits
Under Vermont law, injured workers are entitled to have their reasonable and necessary medical bills paid for by workers compensation insurance. They may also receive lost wage benefits for the time period that they are unable to work. Depending on the severity of the injury and the lasting effects of the injury (e.g. paralysis or other permanent condition), the worker may also be entitled to permanent disability benefits.
Injured workers may also be able to receive financial assistance if they are not able to work in the same field or capacity as they were prior to the injury. Workers who are forced to modify their profession because of their injury may receive funds for retraining or learning a new vocation.
Once you are found eligible for benefits, your Vermont work injury lawyer will try to maximize the settlement offer. Workers compensation benefits are paid in installments or as one lump sum. Depending on the nature of your injury, you will need to decide which payment method is best for you. An experienced Vermont injured worker attorney can evaluate the severity of your injury and provide guidance about your best option for wrapping up your claim.
Contact an Experienced Vermont Injured Worker Attorney
Attorney Joe Galanes has been representing hardworking Vermonters for nearly two decades. In that time he has fought for his client’s right to receive benefits in countless different scenarios. If would like to schedule an appointment, Mr. Galanes can be reached at (802) 698-8356. Consultations are always free, and we don’t get paid unless we win your case.